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Watch: ‘Mosquito tornado’ swirls over Pune’s Mutha river, shocks internet

First Published: 11th February, 2024 19:07 IST

Several reports stated that it is attributed to the recent weather conditions, which have created an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes

Residents of Keshavnagar and Kharadi in Pune today witnessed an unusual phenomenon, a ‘mosquito tornado’ swirling over the Mutha river.

A video shared by an Indian Air Force veteran on X shows a dense cloud of mosquitoes forming a swirling vortex near the riverbanks, creating a surreal sight.

The video has gone viral on social media. It has sparked curiosity and raised concerns about the potential health implications of such a large congregation of mosquitoes, as they are carriers of diseases like dengue, chikungunya, and malaria.

Several reports stated that it is attributed to the recent weather conditions, which have created an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Environmentalist Ameet Singh also attributed the ‘mosquito tornado’ to the River Front Development (RFD) project.

Taking to X, Ameet Singh wrote, “Recently, a video has surfaced of mosquito swarms around the river near Kharadi in Pune. This was inevitable. Yes, it is due to the RFD. We people who have studied ecosystem preserves for a long while have warned about this enough times. More mosquitoes breed in warmer temperatures and in contaminated water in which organisms such as fish, tadpoles, and frogs can’t eat them or their larvae to fulfil their role in the ecosystem. Similarly, snakes survive by eating frogs; the destruction of the riparian forest habitat is only going to ensure keystone species loss such as snakes and frogs and an increase of these swarms of pestilences.”

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